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“No Parking At All.... Avoid if Driving!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Carabela Apartments

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La Carabela Apartments
Ranked #63 of 80 Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz
Oxford
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“No Parking At All.... Avoid if Driving!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2010

I was booked in La Carabela Apts. in February, hired a car at the airport, and found the place on a 1 way street with great difficulty after asking several people.
La Carabela moved me on to the Pez Azul, about 1/2 a mile away saying there was a problem with the room and the Pez was another of their hotels.
This was fortunate as it was obvious that parking anywhere near La Carabela Was a no-no.
I can't obviously do a proper review of La Carabela, other than to say they are unreliable, and if you have or intend to hire a car for heaven's sake avoid the place!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mike99Oxford
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2009

We originally booked into the Park Plaza Apartments near Plaza del Charco for Christmas as it was very central. On arrival we discovered that both apartments were without a balcony as requested and none would be available for the duration of our stay so we asked if we could move somewhere else. We ended up at La Carabela apartments. This was further out of the town near the Jardin Botanico but had beautiful gardens and a great view of Mount Teide.
The rooms were kept very clean and had everything except perhaps a kettle! Breakfast was included and although it wasn't a full English it was subsantial - cheese, ham, eggs, cereal, breads,fruit etc. We were very near a Spar supermarket which had everything we needed and there were lots of decent restaurants and bars nearby. Our favourite was the Tiroler Alm - a German restaurant which served delicious, huge portions and was incredibly cheap - about 32 euros for 3 main courses including drinks. We were still within walking distance of the centre of Puerto de la Cruz but as we had a 79 year old with us - walking back (uphill) was not an option. We have done it before however and it's possible!
Everywhere was closed Christmas Eve after about 7:00pm which is the main celebration for the locals.
Christmas day was business as usual around Plaza del Charco. We had a magnificent lunch in Regalo's - superb wild boar steaks.
Hotel didn't lay on anything and only occupants seemed to be a few elderly Spanish and German travellers.
Rooms were kept spotless and cleaners came in everyday except Sunday.
Weather was mainly hot during the day but surprisingly cold at night - no heating in the hotel. We ended up putting the hotplates on every morning to warm us up!

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — Distance from town centre
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2007

Myself, son daughter and daughter's partner stayed at La Carabela this year in August. The hotel is in two parts, we stayed in the smaller block which comprised of around 15 apartments. To the side of our apartments there was a small pool that many of the residents didnt know existed, it was situated in a beautiful garden, so it felt like our own private pool. The rooms were of a good size and my view from the balcony had breathtaking views of Mount Teide when the clouds cleared. We were on the 2nd floor and although the road was below our balcony we never found it noisy, only when a coach would be picking up people for trips. My daughter's room was to the rear of the hotel and although they didnt have the views that I had they did have a view of the pretty gardens.The hotel also has a second part which consists of a larger complex with another pool, as I didnt stay in that part I cant comment on their rooms but I imagine they would have been of the same quality and good views.The maid cleaned and changed our linen every day apart from Saturdays.
The hotel mainly caters for Germans and older Spanish people, we were the only British in the hotel. The hotel restaurant seemed to cater for the German palate but there are many good value places to eat. I did most of my own cooking as there were many good value supermarkets in the area, the was a Spar very close to the rear of the hotel which stocked everything you would need. There wasnt a kettle in the room or microwave but a pan boiled very quickly on the electric hobs. When we booked the holiday the website indicated that there was satellite tv in the rooms but when we checked-in we found this wasnt so, on request I believe you could ask for the use of a portable tv but it would only have Spanish speaking channels but not far from the hotel there's a bar called the Beehive and he has large screen tv if anyone wants to watch footie etc. The walk down to the beach is all downhill and around 1km, the walk back to the hotel is not for the faint-hearted but it kept us fit. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our only complaint was that we didnt want to leave Puerto de la Cruz as it is a beautiful resort

  • Liked — Beautiful gardens and peaceful
  • Disliked — Steep climb back from the centre of town and beach
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about La Carabela Apartments

Property: La Carabela Apartments
Address: Carretera del Botanico s/n | Calle Richard J Yeoward 3, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Puerto de la Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 80 Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Carabela Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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